PCG present ecdp with £20,000 donation to celebrate new strategic partnership

On 22 September 2014, ecdp welcomed Bill Mosakowski, CEO from the American consultancy firm Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG), to our Chelmsford based offices.

The event celebrated the signing of a unique strategic partnership between ecdp and PCG, which aims to foster greater relationships between the private sector and a Disabled People’s User Led Organisation (DPULO) for the benefit of disabled people.

Photo, L-R:Terry Collin, Chair of ecdp Board of Trustees; Nathan Kemp, ecdp volunteer; Bill Mosakowski, CEO of PCG; Rich Maguire, Director of PCG International Services; Mike Adams, CEO of ecdp

PCG is focused on supporting public sector organisations to effectively manage their financial and business ventures.  Working with ecdp, PCG will introduce their methods and technologies to the UK social and health care sectors, to enhance our work day to day.

‘This is an exciting time in the UK at the moment. Providing good public services is key, and there is a real focus on quality outcomes and services, as well as cost effectiveness,’ says Bill Mosakowski, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of PCG.

Rich Maguire, Director of PCG International Services, added ‘We have twenty years experience of working internationally. We know we need to find good, trusted partners in a country before we can be effective. With ecdp, we can bring together our values, capabilities and expertise.’

A donation of £20,000 has been made to ecdp, and with this donation PCG is making possible an ecdp Works programme entirely for those who experience a Learning Disability.  Only 1 in 5 people with a Learning Disability work, and yet 65% of people with a Learning Disability want to work.

ecdp is excited about the opportunity to support many more individuals in Essex to reach their potential and take part in this bespoke ecdp Works programme.  Rich Maguire says ‘You have to approach work with humanity, or you fail. Disabled people will tell us if we’re successful.’  By taking a user led peer approach, the ecdp Works programme encapsulates this sentiment.

Part of the donation will be used to develop know how and resources to support other organisations looking to develop similar partnerships for the benefit of disabled people.

Terry Collin, Chair of ecdp Board of Trustees, says ‘ecdp is ambitious, and we want to increase our level of activities to an increasing number of disabled people.  With PCG we can do this and both learn a lot from this experience.  This learning is important in itself, and we want to share this with other like-minded organisations.’

This strategic partnership is the first of its kind, bringing together a DPULO and a private sector firm, and both companies are committed to making a real difference to the lives of disabled people.

Together, we aim to be partners in personalisation.  Mike Adams, ecdp CEO, concluded ‘Together, we will be changing, for the better, the lived experience of disabled people in the UK.’

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